| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
James Jagger, Andrew Dice Clay and P.J. Byrne are among the latest additions to the large cast of the pilot for HBO's rock 'n' roll drama project from Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter and George Mastras.
Mick Jagger is among the exec producers of the...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Revered sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick's posthumously-published "Radio Free Albemuth" earns a somewhat straightforward and updated screen adaptation from committed fan John Alan Simon.
And therein lies the problem.
Simon gives us a film that, unlike other...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The subtitle of "Twee" (It Books: 354 pp, $16.99 paper), Marc Spitz's new cultural history, says it all: "The Gentle Revolution in Music, Books, Television, Fashion, and Film." How we so "gently" arrived here, however, needs an explanation. In Spitz's...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 3:52 PM
The Checkerboard Lounge, the South Side club that hosted the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Muddy Waters, is singing the business blues, hurt by its move to a swankier site and the decline of the influence of urban blues music.
In the city that calls...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
JERUSALEM -- And then Mick Jagger walked in.
I was in Israel, with several friends, visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, believed to be the site where Jesus was crucified and later buried. It is one of the biggest religious destinations in the...
| May 27, 2014
| 9:16 AM
The Rolling Stones returned to the stage Monday in Oslo for the first time since the death in March of L’Wren Scott, the fashion designer who had been singer Mick Jagger’s longtime girlfriend.
The band reportedly made no mention of Scott's...
| May 21, 2014
| 6:30 AM
It's a time-tested, if not always a time-honored, tradition in pop music: accusations of copyright infringement over a classic song. In this case, protectors of the estate of Randy California, lead guitarist and songwriter of 1960s Los Angeles-based...
| May 27, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West both wore Givenchy for their wedding Saturday in Italy. Kardashian was in a white lace Givenchy Haute Couture gown, high-necked but with cut-outs at the waist and back, and a very long flowing veil. West wore a tux. [E!]
| May 1, 2014
| 9:57 AM
Peaches Geldof's death was probably caused at least in part by heroin, according to testimony delivered Thursday in Britain at an inquest into her passing.
"Recent use of heroin and the levels identified were likely to have played a role in her death," ...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:30 AM
It took producer Brian Grazer more than a dozen years — and an assist from Mick Jagger — to finally get on the good foot and make a biopic out of the turbulent, triumphant life of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, music legend James...
| May 3, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Among the revelations about "Downton Abbey," producer Gareth Naeme shared that a Hollywood exec "who shall remain very nameless," predicted that the show would not find any takers in the U.S. when he was shopping it.
"It's mind-boggling to me that now we...
| May 14, 2014
| 4:23 PM
She’s been gone since 1982, when an apparent stroke led to her fatal car accident on the winding hills above the Mediterranean. But Grace Kelly had, and has, a way of lingering in the memory.
Here, today, she is everywhere. The other night in...